NHS Service
Information On Chickenpox Vaccine

Why Do People Need the Chickenpox Vaccine?

Chickenpox, also known as Varicella Disease, is a highly contagious viral disease that is most associated with its tell-tale itchy rash. It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus and mainly affects children, but people of any age can contract it. Once exposed to the virus, symptoms of chickenpox will appear

Read More »

How Effective is the Chickenpox Vaccine?

Chickenpox also known as varicella is a highly contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Although many people think of chickenpox as a childhood disease, adult are still susceptible to it.

Read More »

Myths and Facts about Chickenpox

Chickenpox is a disease most commonly associated with childhood and in the past there never used to be a vaccine for it. In the 1960s and 70s, parents would hold chickenpox parties if one child in the neighbourhood contracted the disease so that it would spread amongst the children and they would get it over with. 

Read More »

How to care for your child with chickenpox?

Chickenpox is a highly contagious infection which is caused by a virus.  It was once so common amongst young children that parents would have chickenpox parties to get it over with.  A vaccine was introduced in the 1990s and now the incidence of chickenpox has decreased significantly. 

Read More »